精选文书 | 超珍贵的WHY SCHOOL等也有官方范文啦!

申请指导 2019-08-03 16:13:12

 精选文书系列又来啦,上一期我们发布了约翰霍普金斯大学的优秀文书,同学们有没有从里面GET到什么灵感呢?(精选文书系列内容请关注公众号,点击子菜单查看)

 

没有?没关系!毕竟我们还有更多学校官方发布的精选文书在路上,一定能充分挖掘大家的创作源泉!

 

今天我们就来看看U.S.News.上综合排名27的塔夫茨大学的优秀文书。

有没有同学是Tufts的粉丝?让我看到你们的双手!

请一定要认真看看能够进入Tufts招生官们法眼的文书究竟是什么风格的!

 

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塔夫茨大学不仅公布了过往录取学生的COMMON系统主文书,也公布了一些学生为什么选择塔夫茨等附加文书题目的范文,这类文书的范文非常稀少,很珍贵。共计公布了50篇左右的文书范文。

 

这次我们也按照Tufts给的目录,各选出几篇让大家参考:

 

COMMON APPLICATION:PAST ESSAYS

WHY TUFTS?:PAST ESSAYS

LET YOUR LIFE SPEAK:PAST ESSAYS

SUPPLEMENT ESSAY #3:PAST ESSAYS

 

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学生们总是问有关论文的问题。

 

我们都知道:在主题选择、长度、样式和消息之间,有很多东西需要考虑。更糟的是,你可能也想知道我们(Tufts校方)会怎么想。

 

我们意识到写文书的过程并不容易(除非你去掉一个“s”...)因此,我们很高兴与大家分享一些最近申请Tufts的人所写的文章,这些文章让我们印象深刻。

 

我们喜欢这些作品的原因是,它们捕捉到了申请者不同的声音

 

有些是对话式的,有些是讽刺式的,有些是令人信服的严肃——但他们都与我们读者建立了强大的人际关系。

 

文书帮助这些学生在我们的申请者中脱颖而出,因为我们可以把他们想象成人类和社区成员。他们让我们停下来大笑、思考,或者向周围最近的阅读者大喊:“这个孩子太不可思议了。”

 

我们希望这些文章能激励你在接下来的几个月里构思你的故事时找到你独特的声音,甚至是找到乐趣。

 

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COMMON APPLICATION:PAST ESSAYS

 

Joseph Poirier '21

Concord, MA

When problems arise, I solve them using copper fittings.

I first discovered this versatile building material as a seven-year-old visiting my father's HVAC shop. While waiting for him to finish working one night, I wandered from the modestly finished space at the front of the building to the shop in back, which featured high ceilings and imposing stacks of shelves. I was fascinated by the dusty machines with tubes, knobs, and old cracked nozzles. When Dad found me shoulder-deep in the scrap copper bin--which I later referred to as "the world's coolest trash can"--he determined that it was time to teach me to solder. Thirty minutes later, armed with a bowl haircut, a pair of safety glasses, and a healthy dose of self-confidence, I was ready to take on the world.

 

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From then on, my childhood was a patchwork of failures. I fell into a constant cycle of thinking, designing, building, and rethinking. Common Christmas wish list items included drafting supplies and architectural stencils. Each childhood interest led me back to the shop, where I figured out a way to build it from copper fittings. Learning to play trombone inspired me to design my own instrument. After a faulty mouthpiece and soldering mistakes ruined three prototypes, "The Plumbone," an instrument that could play three distinct notes, became my first successful creation. When a middle school acids and bases project called for building a paper maché volcano, I built a cannon instead. Though my first model failed to "erupt," my second sprayed its contents so far that it left a swath of dead grass in my lawn. While the grass grew back, I built a soapbox car entirely out of copper and steel strut channel only to find myself claiming last place in the annual "Soapbox Derby." Noting that the lightest cars accelerated quickest, I rebuilt my car, replacing steel with PVC pipe, and took second the next year. Having navigated around so many obstacles, I imagined that I could build anything so long as I had copper fittings.

 

As I matured, however, I began to drift away from my old standby. While attempting increasingly abstract projects, I grew frustrated by the limitations of copper fittings. It felt like the end of an era when I decided to build one last copper item, a small creature that I gifted to my dad.

 

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Leaving the familiarity of copper behind felt like entering a new, entirely foreign world. Embracing the freedom and uncertainty of Python, I began coding my newest idea: a game called "Dive." While the concept proved exhaustingly ambitious, success seemed imminent as I stitched my project together, patch by patch. Yet when I looked through my computer one morning, I realized that "Dive" was gone, wiped inadvertently during a visit to the Apple store. I stared in disbelief at the blank computer screen, wondering if my vision was lost forever.

 

At this pivotal moment, I realized why copper fittings represent such an important part of my childhood. When my cannon refused to fire correctly, I learned something new about propulsion. When I soldered my instruments incorrectly, I refined my technique. Had I given up every time an idea failed, I would not have learned from my mistakes, and more importantly, I would not have found success. Even if I never solder again, the lessons I learned from copper fittings are the lessons that will guide me through life.

 

Losing “Dive" remains difficult to accept, yet excitement about the potential in a new game quickly overshadowed my disappointment. Years of faulty designs and unfortunate accidents have taught me to revise my methods, but not my goals, in the face of failure. With a confidence that only arises after realizing that success was just out of reach and finding the audacity to reach further, I set out to make “Dive 2.0," the best game you'll ever play.

 

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WHY TUFTS?:PAST ESSAYS

 

Jonathan Marc Leon-Salans '20

Chevy Chase, MD

The Super Show was, for me, the defining moment of the Voices of Tufts program. From students “Banging Everything At Tufts” to slam poetry, and from African to Indian dance, Tufts' amazing diversity was on full display. People from all different backgrounds were not only performing in the show but also watching it, and all of us were having the best time. It was clear to me that, at Tufts, differences are not only accepted, but celebrated. It was the moment I realized Tufts is the place for me. On no other campus have I felt so welcome and embraced.

 

Yang Lowe’21

Beijing, China

I never imagined I would be talking to Jumbos about everything from ethics in politics to squid in bibimbap, but my conversations with students during my visit confirmed everything I love about the school. Tufts is a uniquely curious, playful and collaborative platform that exudes intellectual diversity like none other. I can study anything from genetics to psychology, and pursue anything from the Entrepreneurship to the Culinary Society. As a metal guitarist who enjoys woodworking and reading up on human behavior, I've never felt like I fit neatly into one category. At Tufts, I won't have to.

 

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Jesse Ryan ’21

Concord, MA

I spent my Tufts campus visit in a "Sociology of War and Peace" class. The discussion was rich as ideas were tossed back and forth, comparing and contrasting modern warfare in different regions and cultures.  The dialogue instantly excited me, but when the students I was sitting with invited me to come to lunch with them, to continue talking about the Middle Eastern conflict, I knew that Tufts was the kind of environment I was looking for: an open community that values dialogue, and a campus with a strong intellectual pulse, even outside of the classroom.

 

Isaac Joon-hyuk Choi ’21

Saint Joseph, MO

As an artist, I believe that one's work should reflect the world beyond it. Thus, I'm most attracted to Tufts SMFA's combination of rigorous artistic study with a challenging liberal arts curriculum at the School of Arts and Sciences. I want to inform my art-making with in-depth exploration of sociology, justice, and international relations, creating works that comment on global issues--a prospect uniquely possible at Tufts SMFA. With numerous opportunities for combining art and community work on campus and in Boston, the SMFA program shows art isn't only meant for the classroom; it's meant for the world.

 

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LET YOUR LIFE SPEAK:PAST ESSAYS

 

Amir Abdunuru Rwegarulira '20

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

I grew up knowing exactly what it felt like to have parents everywhere. Of course, my biological parents - a retired social worker and an economist - had nothing omnipresent about them, it's just that in my immediate neighborhood, every adult automatically became my parent. This ideology was based on a Swahili saying “mkono mmoja hauuguzi mtoto” meaning one hand cannot nurse a child. I learned to respect neighbors the way I do relatives. There were no wedding invitations or funeral ceremonies that one could excuse oneself from attending. Everything was done with the welfare of the community as a whole in mind. As children we could not pass by a woman carrying a bucket of water without helping her, and adults would take the liberty of escorting us all the way home if we were returning late from school. Regardless of age or gender, there was an intangible sense of obligation that unified everyone and its importance was deeply instilled in me from a young age.

 

My life is still speaking; as I scale the ladder in education, sports and personal life. I continue to see the world through the lenses created by my community and treating everyone I encounter as part of it. Whether it is a primary school student struggling to finish his homework or a friend grieving over a lost loved one, I know that I am responsible not just for my own self but also for the people around me.

 

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Sacdio Ali ’21

Jamaica Plain, MA

When I was in second grade, I wished my mom could talk to my teachers like the other parents did. Instead, I had to translate from English to Somali so that my mom could understand what was going on. Since my parents never went to school and I am the oldest of my siblings, I was used to this: if I went home, I had to be my own homework help, so I often stayed late at school to get help from my teachers. I was sad to see my friends working at home with their parents because I couldn't do that with my mom. I wanted to be them so badly--but even more, I wanted that for my siblings. I managed to do well in school thanks to my mother's constant encouragement, but I promised myself that I would never let my siblings feel sad that they couldn't come home for help. When my siblings were growing up, I read to them. Before they started school, I taught them how to read and do simple math. With time, they looked up to me for guidance and any help they needed outside of school. The strong connection I developed with my siblings helped me realize how much I enjoy working with children. I started helping other students like my classmates, which inspired me to become a school counselor so that I can explore how the environment and people around a child can influence his or her life.

 

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SUPPLEMENT ESSAY #3:PAST ESSAYS

 

Matthew Rohrbach '21

Palo Alto, CA

"It's cool to be smart. Tell us about the subjects or ideas that excite your intellectual curiosity."

 

“Think about it”  Since I started standup comedy this is a phrase that has defined how I view the world. Comedy is not simply something to get laughs; it is a medium to convey ideas and stories in new and interesting ways. Comedy can change a person's perspective. When I approach a new “bit”, the first place I look is in the news. I also pull from one of my favorite areas, history, and, of course, personal anecdotes. I choose topics that directly impact my audience and me. Most recently I used the presidential election. I seek to gain a complete understanding and appreciation for the content. I challenge myself to hold each piece of information up like a gem and look at it from every angle. In order to make something comedic a full understanding is required. But more than that, I look at things from a unique perspective. I try to tie the topic into a greater societal context and look for humorous angles such as hypocrisy and irony. The most important aspect of comedy is taking something as common as a political stance and framing it in a different way.

 

Now I have a new and exciting opportunity. I have been asked to teach the art of standup comedy to the advanced theatre classes at Paly. I do not see this as a way to teach people to make others laugh; instead I hope to teach them to use comedy as a device to “think about it."

 

Tufts University

 

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塔夫茨大学是位于马萨诸塞州梅德福和萨默维尔的一所私立研究型大学。

2019年U.S.News.大学排名27名

 

塔夫茨学院是新英格兰小型学院运动会议(NESCAC)的特许成员,由基督教普世主义者于1852年创建,他们多年来一直致力于建立一所非宗派的高等学府。塔夫茨大学强调所有学科的积极公民意识和公共服务,以其国际化和海外留学项目而闻名。

 

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塔夫茨大学在波士顿大都市区和法国阿尔卑斯山脉的四个校区内,分为10个学院,包括两个本科学位项目和8个研究生学部。

 

该校有美国历史最悠久的国际关系研究生院弗莱彻法律与外交学院(Fletcher school of Law and Diplomacy)。

 

塔夫茨大学校友成就显著,有诺贝尔奖得主、亿万富翁、国家元首、州长、参议员、众议员、艾美奖和奥斯卡奖得主以及国家科学院成员等。

 

其他著名的校友包括许多财富500强公司的首席执行官和创始人,美国高级外交官,以及普利策奖得主。

 

塔夫茨大学在公布文书的同时,也发布了相关的视频,会更详细地说明塔夫茨大学究竟想要什么样的文书:

 

 

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小编相信,这些一定对想要申请塔夫茨大学的你有所帮助。

 

更多塔夫茨大学优秀文书及视频:

https://admissions.tufts.edu/apply/advice/past-essays/

 

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